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6 Great Burger Restaurants In Newcastle

From super-stacked patty perfection to tender chicken bites, Newcastle has no shortage of seriously tasty burgers.

Here’s where to grab some of the best in the Toon…



There’s good old fashioned, roll up your sleeves and get it all over your face food to be had over on Shakespeare Street. Nestled in an old bank vault, this hidden gem is renowned across the region for their sensational array of stacked, patty perfection that arrives with incredible toppings such as smoked bacon, potato waffle, sticky caramelised pulled pork and all the special sauces you could ever dream of. After taking tons of Insta shots, scoping out your friend’s leftovers and wishing there was more on its way, you can finish off with gooey caramel triple-choc brownie, Toblerone cheesecake or warm cookie dough pie - they’re certain to satisfy your sweet tooth.



There’s a reason why Meat:Stack always has a queue out the door! One of the standout names in NE1’s vibrant indie scene, the burger pros over on the Bigg Market are one of the region’s biggest names when it comes to knocking out some seriously tasty goods. Smashed, steamed and served up fast, here you can dive into cheeseburgers that arrive bursting at the buns with the likes of baconnaise, crumbly blue cheese and griddled jalapenos. They’ve just launched a special and boy oh boy, it’s magical. The Amerikhani features two juicy patties, curried butter ketchup, tomato and chilli chutney, freshly torn mint and curry shake to create a masterpiece that us mere mortals are not worthy of…





Let us set the scene; imagine a steaming-hot grill lathered in butter as juicy beef patties sizzle away and two slices of American cheese ooze over the sides. Sounds like a burger paradise doesn’t it? Well thankfully for you, you can sample this burger utopia with a quick hop, skip and a jump over to Smashburger inside Eldon Square! From their smashed-to-order burgers and artisan buns, to their tender chicken sandwiches, signature sides and handspun shakes made with Häagen–Dazs ice cream, you can count on sensational scran and high-quality food at this brill burger joint. 





The home of award-winning burgers, Lola Jeans are arguably one of the North’s finest burger bosses and they know how to serve up a storm. Having opened with a bang on Market Street a few years back, Lola Jeans lit-up NE1’s foodie scene with their Battle of the Burger prize-winners and they’re utterly incredible. From their ‘Clancy Wiggum’ that features two signature beef patties, smoked streaky bacon, American cheese, red onion jam and bacon frazzles, to the iconic ‘James P Sullivan’ that’s dripping with mature cheddar, prime rump steak, shoestring onions and pickled onion Monster Munch, Lola Jeans don’t do half-measures and these patty perfections aren’t for the faint of heart. An absolute must visit once National Burger Day rolls in…





 A brilliant new addition to the city's lively hospitality scene, this rock ‘n’ roll mecca sits on two floors of the Grade I Listed Guildhall and they’ve made a mighty start since opening up back in May. Featuring classic American fare with that signature Hard Rock twist we all know and love, Hard Rock Cafe Newcastle has rocked socks off with their completely unique Whey Aye Burger - one of the Hard Rock local legendary burgers which has been designed specifically for the first North East restaurant. Complete with Northumberland cheese, Newcastle Brown Ale onion compote, horseradish cream and a pease pudding beignet all served in a toasted charcoal and sesame seed bun - it’s certain to be a crowd favorite and the headline act come National Burger Day. 





A fan-favourite for Geordies everywhere, Five Guys is another bright burger business providing seriously good grub at the bottom of Northumberland Street. An American fast-food icon, Five Guys’ burgers arrive in the form of two tender patties, two lush slices of American cheese and 15 free toppings to slap on top of your beefy creation. That means you have more than 250,000 possible combinations to choose from! So change it up or stick to your favourites - regardless of your choice, you’re in for a taste sensation at Five Guys. fiveguys.co.uk 




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